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Rough Trade: Beat, Activity and Conversation

Report and Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 10 February 1979

Terms For An Industry In The '80s... IAN PENMAN reports on the artistic and commercial concept of ROUGH TRADE, recorders, distributors and promoters of new ...

New Raincoats Don't Let You Down

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 1 December 1979

Following the sun, Palmolive washed her hands of the Raincoats. But they're back on the road, singing and playing. VIVIEN GOLDMAN took a long time ...

The Raincoats: The Raincoats (Rough Trade Rough 3)**; The Mekons: The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen (Virgin V2143)*

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 8 December 1979

Shrieks from the Grove ...

Women in Rock: Cute, Cute, Cutesy Goodbye

Interview by Deanne Pearson, New Musical Express, 29 March 1980

Exploited for the last two decades as dumb but pretty decorations in rock, some girls now demand and deserve musical respect — but some girls ...

The Raincoats: Odyshape (Rough Trade)

Review by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, 6 June 1981

Revelations chapter II ...

Adam Kidron: The Man Behind the Mix

Interview by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, December 1981

Making Tracks with Adam Kidron, London's 21-Year-Old Production Prodigy ...

The Raincoats: Odyshape

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, December 1981

PAT BENATAR? Sheena Easton? Judie Tzuke?! You'd think this was the Stone Age – it's as if feminism had never existed, as if women in ...

The Raincoats, Three Courgettes, The Go-Betweens: The Venue, London

Live Review by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 5 June 1982

HAVING SUCCESSFULLY thrown off the worst aspects of their twee post-punk amateurism with the release of the refreshing Odyshape last year. The Raincoats took several steps backwards ...

Raincoats Off The Peg

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 14 August 1982

IF ORDER is considered the new subversion, then what becomes of the untidy old subversives? They're redefined as anachronisms, treated affectionately as museum pieces or ...

The Raincoats: The Kitchen Tapes/The Bush Tetras: Wild Things!/Johnny Thunders: Too Much Monkey Business

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 9 April 1983

THE LATEST trio of ROIR cassettes expands the label's category of historical documentation – a division which offers some excuse for the fact that Reachout ...

An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down

Profile and Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, May 1983

NEW YORK — After the interview is over, Ana da Silva gives me a crash course on Portugese politics. Portugal is her homeland and she ...

Raincoats prove that there's life after punk

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 5 April 1994

CAMBRIDGE – Backstage before their first American gig in 12 years – hey, only their fourth gig period in that time – Raincoats bassist/guitarist/singer Gina ...

Robert Wyatt: Invisible Jukebox

Interview by Mike Barnes, The Wire, December 1995

Every month we play a musician a series of records which they're asked to identify and comment on — with no prior knowledge of what ...

The Raincoats: Looking In The Shadows (DGC) ****

Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 13 June 1996

THE RAINCOATS aren't the kind of band to get hung up on a sound as mundane as a clock ticking. ...

How to buy: Rough Trade Records

Guide by Kieron Tyler, MOJO, December 2006

The revolutionary, still-smokin' independent. ...

The Raincoats

Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, November 2009

Post-punk's dissonant game changers return to inspire again. ...

The Raincoats: The Raincoats (We ThRee)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, November 2009

THIS 1979 ROUGH TRADE album is a period piece and a sacred artefact, not least because of its subsequent endorsement by an "extremely unhappy, lonely ...


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